Program Details

Ikebana Gathering - Theme: Early Spring to Late Spring

with Lee White
April 8 / 7:00 PM - April 8 / 9:00 PM

Second Monday each month, 7:00 – 9:00 PM (setup at 6:45 PM) | Open to all | Preregistration required

Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging. More than simply putting flowers in a container, it is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together.

Our monthly ikebana gatherings typically combine talks, demonstrations, open discussion, hands-on learning and arranging, and whatever arises from participants’ collective inspiration—all in a relaxed setting.

Each month we focus on a different theme. The overall view of the gatherings is: “Ikebana for anyone, anywhere, anytime.” Please join us.

To learn how ikebana can touch the heart of anyone and bring peace, joy and a sense of celebration to our society, watch the video Born in a Broken Heart: Ikebana, a Smile Mixed with Tears.

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Monday, April 8

This gathering will include a formal lesson to enable you to create arrangements on your own. Please note that prereregistration is required to ensure that you will have the necessary materials.

Fee: $10.00, for flowers and donation to the Shambhala Centre. Teacher gift by donation.

What to bring:

  • Clippers (add $8.00, if required); pruners are okay

  • Low 8-inch container of your choice (add $2.00, if required); no vases this time

  • Kenzan 3-inch diameter (add $35.00, if required; or, you may prearrange to rent one)

Volunteers are needed for setup and cleanup.

To preregister, or for more information, contact Lee White via

Go to Victoria's website